Click on any image for a mid-res JPG identical to the file included in the ZIP archive (at right).
THE ALLUVIAL VALLEY
OF THE LOWER
Harold Fisk, 1944
Part of an otherwise technocratic report for the Army Corps of Engineers, Fisk’s maps of the historical traces of the Mississippi River are a wonderful suprise. Presented here are all fifteen maps, stretching from southern Illinois to southern Louisana.
Here is the entire series together (click for a large version):
A .ZIP archive of all 15 maps as 96-dpi JPG files — displays the sheets at actual size on most screens (70 MB)
You can also download the entire report, and all the maps at 300-dpi print resolution, direct from the Army Corps of Engineers. (The first links as you scroll down the left column: "Report" is the text of the report with some figures; "Oversized Plates" are high-res PDFs, from which this series is taken — look for plates 22-1 through 22-15; "Oversized Plates Rectified" are GIS-ready TIFs. Warning: their files are very large!)